Wife of ‘El Chapo’ Emma Coronel Aispuro arrested at Dulles airport

Emma Coronel Aispuro in 2017

Emma Coronel Aispuro, 31, was detained at Dulles International Airport and faces charges of conspiracy to distribute one kilo or more of heroin, five kilograms or more of cocaine, 1,000 kilograms or more of marijuana and 500 grams or more of methamphetamine for illegal importation. in the country, according to a new statement from the Justice Department.

He is expected to make his initial appearance Tuesday in the United States District Court in Washington, DC, via video conference.

Prosecutors said Coronel conspired with others to aid her husband in his July 11, 2015 escape from a prison in Mexico. After Guzmán was arrested again in Mexico in January 2016, his wife is alleged to have been involved in planning another prison break before he was extradited to the United States, authorities said.

Guzmán was found guilty after a jury trial in 2019 and sentenced to life in prison plus 30 years in federal prison.

Jeffrey Lichtman and Mariel Colon told CNN that they represent Coronel.

“We are just trying to get the full scope of the government’s allegations at this point,” Colón said.

Lichtman told CNN he had no comment.


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